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Sandies Tropical Village

#11 of 29 Hotels in Malindi
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Casuarina Road, Malindi 68, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Tropical Beach Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent our Easter at Sandies Tropical Village and what a horrible experience it turned out to be. THE GOOD. The rooms are spacious and clean. Though our room was far from the beach. The beach is beautiful! The swimming pool area is fun. The animation team did a good job and kept everyone entertained. They have something for all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was our first visit to Kenya and we stayed at this 4 star Hotel. Our room was huge , with a big bed & big bathroom. Room was very comfortable and clean. Just the shower was rather tiny compared to the amount of space in the bathroom. Had an awesome stay none the less. Being vegetarian - we were... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here in November and boy was it awesome!the staff were super friendly and really helpful! we really felt taken care of.The food was simply amazing with had a variety to chose from...and the pool..oh, the pool! am hoping we can go back for our anniversary!we are glad we chose Sandies :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went to this resort as a family group of 21 people. The facility is amazing. The food is very tasty and is not short of variety. The service is authentic and makes you feel at home! I will definitely be back so keep my room available!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was here almost a week back, and I miss the resort already! I travelled with dad (who was on a business trip) while I was there to just rest and unwind from the year. All in all, Sandies Tropical Village is one of the most beautiful and well maintained resorts one should stay in. The hospitality by the staff... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First and foremost the service from this beautiful resort is just amazing. From the reception, to waiters and even the animation team I really was pleased with the attention we were given. The resort as well is very beautiful particularly the pool and spa areas. However I am sure there is something that can be done about the beach boys,... More 

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King William's Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is situated close to town and along the sea. An excellent holiday destination. The meals are out of this world, especially the sea food. I actually went there in July 2012 but didn't make a review.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved this place! Went with a group of friends over Easter and we had a great time relaxing and catching up. Pros: The rooms are big, spacious and clean. The coffee, cappuccino and expressos were great! The food was generally good and finally the animators kept us busy.All inclusive deal ensures one does not go above budget. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is cool, rooms are spacious and the lounge outside the rooms is great, close to the beach unlike Sandies Dream village. Definitely coming back soon, will refer my pals for a polite vacation. The hotel still looks good after many years of operation and I spotted a trip advisor certificate of excellence at the reception. That was just... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pros: -airy, clean rooms; -well done food--excellent Italian food; -professional, seasoned staff; -clean scene--security was good; -beautiful pool and hotel architecture. Cons: -staff a little bit stand-offish until you get to know them--except for the animators; -wouldn't hurt to have some more fans going in the main lounge area near reception--can get a little stuffy; -why not kit out the... More 

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